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it’s no wonder “how to stay cool in Disney World” is the fiirst thing we wonder during summer travel. Orlando’s weather has it’s perks (hello, palm trees), but the summer can admittedly feel brutal between the temperature, sun intensity, and my wavy hair’s arch nemesis: HUMIDITY.

5 Tips for Visiting Walt Disney World in the Summer Heat

Park Favorites

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My Ideal Day in Animal Kingdom with Kids Out of all the parks in Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom is the one I crave. Like the midnight craving of microwave popcorn AND an ice cream Snickers all at once. The craveability for me? Because it’s CHILL. Animal Kingdom shows up late, in denim cut offs, […]

Itinerary for a Laid-back Day in Animal Kingdom

Disney Planning, Park Favorites

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Here are 5 alternatives in Walt Disney World when you can’t seem to find a breakfast reservation available ANYWHERE.

My Top 5 Breakfast Reservations That Are *Pretty* Easy to Get

Olivia's Cafe at Old Key West


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Eleuthera is part of the Bahamas – about 240 miles from the coast of southern Florida and about 60 miles from Nassau. Eleuthera is unique because it’s a long, skinny island at 110 miles long (!) but only a mile wide for most of it. Which means a lot of beaches, coves, lagoons, and other hidden places.

Eleuthera, Bahamas Travel Guide


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One of my favorite trips to Disney World was one that some people may roll their eyes at…when we brought our 6-month old baby girl. The personalized Mickey ears, the baby-wearing! The teeny tiny Pooh Bear souvenir! I absolutely loved it. So when we found out I was pregnant with our third babe, we decided […]

Here’s Everything Your Baby Can Ride in Walt Disney World

Bringing a Baby to Disney World

Disney Planning, Magic Kingdom, Motherhood

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Yes, it is possible to have a great time (even with an infant in Disney World) — lower the pressure you put on yourself and set reasonable expectations and you’ll be golden!

5 Unique Tips for Visiting Disney with a Newborn Baby

Tips of Bringing a Newborn to Disney world


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Going to Disney World in 2024? I got you. Here are 31 ways to upgrade your trip with the fam this year. For more Disney World planning, here’s how I can be of help:

31 Ways to Upgrade Your Disney World Trip in 2024

Disney World Planning in 2024

Disney Planning

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At 39 weeks pregnant, I was full of mejool dates, evening primrose oil, and anxiety waiting for baby to come. The day before, I was sitting across from my midwife, shrugging, saying there were no signs of labor and I wouldn’t be shocked if I went the full 40 weeks. But then… That night, I […]

Krusoe’s Home Birth Story


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Saving Money on Disney World Resorts You may already know that I love to book our rooms in Disney World by renting DVC points. We pay about 30-40% less than directly from Disney (win), stay at our favorite resort (win again), and usually with those savings we can book a bigger room than we normally would. And […]

How to Rent DVC Points in Walt Disney World


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Going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, or “MNSSHP”? Or maybe you’re on the fence and trying to decide if it’s worth it. One of my favorite Laid-back Magic members is an expert with all things Disney, especially during the season of Halloween. Melissa is a fellow mom, and Disney expert. She let me pick her brain about […]

Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Disney Planning, Magic Kingdom

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Why We Love Disney’s Boardwalk I (happily, and luckily) married into a family of Disney-World-goers close to 15 years ago and have mostly stayed at one resort: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. But why?? Here’s a quick Boardwalk review and why we keep coming back. 01. Being able to use the International Gateway Staying at the Boardwalk […]

Disney’s Boardwalk Review: Why We Keep Coming Back

Zoe Stroller in Disney World


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During our latest trip to Disney World, I knew we wanted to try the Fantasmic dining package in Hollywood Studios. It had been YEARS since we saw the show, and there are lots of updates and changes to the storyline. We all loved it! In this blog post, I’m sharing my review of the actual […]

My Review of the Fantasmic! Dining Package in Disney World

Fantasmic! Dining Package Review

Hollywood Studios

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When I was planning our first Disney trip as parents, I wasn’t researching the best snacks, but on our main form of transportation: STROLLERS IN DISNEY WORLD. In this post, I’m covering everything you need to know about strollers in Disney World. Let’s get to it! First, do you “need” a stroller? In short, I’m […]

All You Need to Know About Strollers in Disney World

strollers in Disney World

Packing, Transportation

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Now that the Happily Ever After firework show is back in Magic Kingdom (squeals), you may be thinking about adding a Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party to make your night feel more special. Coming from a “never skip the fireworks” family, I know my options when it comes to watching fireworks in Magic Kingdom: That […]

Is the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party Worth It?

Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party

Dining, Magic Kingdom

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You’re going to Disney World and hey — you’ve decided to use Genie+. You’ve read the blogs, watched the videos, and know the “rules.” You’re pumped. You wake up before 7am to buy Genie+ and book your first Lightning Lane for 2pm. Nailed it! You set an alarm for two hours after park opening to […]

Standby Skipper Review with Tutorial

Standby Skipper Review with Tutorial



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